Update: Partition Manager 15 is the most recent version of the partitioning software. It is available as a free, limited version and two paid versions.
The free version is a bit limited when it comes to working with partitions as it does not support features such as merging or splitting partitions, or recovering a deleted partition. Additionally, it does not support partition scheme conversions, boot management, and a variety of other features.
Still, if you need a program to create or resize partitions, it is capable of doing that. You can download it for free at the developer website. End
Partitioning hard drives is something that most users rarely do. It usually comes into play when a new hard drive is purchased or when a new operating system needs to be installed. The main benefit of programs like Partition Manager 10.0 is that they offer more control and functionality over build in solutions that might ship with the operating system.
The features that Partition Manager 10 is providing can be divided into the four categories Partitioning, Backup and Restoration, Copy, Defragmentation and Boot Management as well as Miscellaneous features.
Partition Manager 10 Personal displays a wizard on startup. The wizards lists the available options on the screen with a menu on the left that ranges from partitioning over copying and migration to backup and rescue. A selection of a menu item will change the available options on the right side of the screen.
Selecting Partitioning for instance will provide the tools to create, delete, resize and merge partitions. Here is an overview of the features provided by Partition Manager 10 Personal:
Probably the most important aspect for many users is the support for file systems, operating systems and hard disk interfaces. Partition Manager 10 Personal supports:
Partition Manager 10 Personal Price And Alternatives
Partition Manager 10 Personal is regularly sold for $39.95. Paragon is also offering a Partition Manager 10 Professional version that comes with extra features namely a WinPE based recovery environment, support for dynamic disk and dynamic volumes, backup to Blu-Ray disks and email notifications.
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